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Urban gardeners can get pretty creative when need be. Photo by amandachong from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.
Today in Toronto: some rest and relaxation along Eglinton Way, a screening of Jean-Dominique Bauby’s blinked biography, an info session for would-be urban gardeners, and another regarding the proposed Crosstown LRT.
BEAUTY: The Eglinton BIA is tipping its hat to the recent surfeit of events using the -Licious suffix with their own non-culinary-and-spelled-with-a-U contribution, Spaluscious. The event beginning today and running ’til Saturday offers promotional packages to a number of Eglinton spas, salons, and fitness centres for fixed rates of $25, $75 and $125. Consult the following PDFs for lists of participating beauty and fitness establishments, and their respective deals. Various locations along the Eglinton Way (Eglinton Avenue West between Oriole Parkway and Chaplin Crescent), $25–$125.
FILM: In 1995 Jean-Dominique Bauby, the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine, suffered a stroke that left him completely paralyzed save for one eye. Despite his condition, Bauby went on to write his memoirs, entirely through the process of blinking to a transcriber. The translated title of these memoirs is The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the film adaptation of which is to be the subject of this month’s Book Revue at the Revue Cinema. Baked goods will be provided for the post-film discussion of the film adaptation with host Geoff Pevere. Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue), 6:45 p.m., $7 members, $13 non-members.
GARDEN: Garden space in the city is always at a premium, with would-be green thumbs fighting for every corner of roof or window ledge they can get their hands on. It’s these urban horticulturists that The Stop seeks to aid with their Yes In My Back Yard initiative, which matches up those who have a garden but not the urge to use it with those who don’t have the space but want to tend to one. With things finally starting to thaw out, and cultivating home-grown veggies again becoming a possibility, The Stop will be holding an information session this evening for those interested in the project. RSVP to Liz Curran for location, 7 p.m., FREE.
TRANSIT: Five Eglinton-area councillors have joined forces with TTC Chair Karen Stintz to organize a community information centre regarding the planned Eglinton Crosstown LRT that will link the Eglinton corridor to other transit lines. The TTC and Metrolinx will provide the update, followed by a moderated Q&A that will hopefully shed some light on the proposed transit plan. St. Clement’s School (21 St. Clement’s Avenue), 7 p.m., FREE.